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News and Content: Monday’s promotables; News preview

 

Check out the Nexstar Digital News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and interactives.

 

The preview URLs provided in this content note do not point to your local site, but to our IB preview servers. Please do NOT post these links on your site or on social media. Locate the promotable in your system using the COID provided and then search out the URL for your site.

 

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

 

MONDAY’S PROMOTABLE FEATURES:

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BIRTHDAY QUIZ: King James

ON-AIR TEASE: NBA ROYALTY CELEBRATES TODAY.

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-143539" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzE0MzUzOQ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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HISTORY QUIZ: A Soviet establishment

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-143536" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzE0MzUzNg">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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CELEB SLIDESHOW: Can you guess celebrities' real names?

ON-AIR TEASE: MANY STARS ARE BETTER KNOWN BY THEIR STAGE NAMES, BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT NAME THEY WERE BORN UNDER? VISIT ___.COM TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

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DAILY LIST: Holiday foods to keep away from pets

ON-AIR TEASE: THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALL ABOUT FRIENDS AND FAMILY -- AND FOOD, OF COURSE -- BUT THERE ARE SOME GOODIES AND LEFTOVERS YOU NEED TO KEEP AWAY FROM PETS. VISIT ___.COM TO SEE OUR LIST.

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ON THIS DAY: December 30

RASPUTIN IS MURDERED, THE SOVIET UNION IS FORMED, CALIFORNIA'S FIRST FREEWAY OPENS, TED BUNDY ESCAPES FOR THE SECOND TIME, GEORGE HARRISON IS ATTACKED, AND SADDAM HUSSEIN IS EXECUTED, ALL ON THIS DAY.

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LOOK AHEAD DEC. 28-30:

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No scheduled events.

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Dec. 27, 2019

NOTE: If you make copies of content, please remember that you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

Also, please note the difference between odd news and talkers:

Odd news includes stories that may be weird, strange or bizarre. (e.g. Man named Bacon arrested in sausage dispute.)
Talkers include stories that may be trending or causing buzz, but may not be strange. Talkers also may contain sensitive topics that may be inappropriate under odd news. (e.g. Dad punishes son by making him carry rock for miles.)

TODAY'S TALKERS

McDonald’s employees call police after woman mouths ‘help me’
5 ways to get organized and be more productive at work
Chris Evans and his dog wear matching 'Knives Out' sweaters
Lizzo slams commentator saying she's popular because she's overweight
Jan. 2 will be epic day of gift returns
Starbucks giving away drinks until the new year
Elizabeth Hurley, look-alike son Damian are Christmas selfie twins
Four ways Mars 2020 rover will pave way for manned mission
Here’s how to make 12 ‘micro-resolutions’ for 2020
No, Justin Trudeau didn’t get Trump edited out of ‘Home Alone 2’
Reddit user receives Secret Santa gift from Bill Gates
10-bedroom mansion offered for only $50,000, with one catch
‘Peloton husband’ gifts real girlfriend a Peloton bike for Christmas
Phil Spector sports new look in recently released mugshot
Get recommended physical activity for lower cancer risk, study says
Scientists think giant red star may be about to explode
Donald Trump's 'Home Alone 2' cameo cut from Canadian TV broadcast
Nick Jonas' Christmas gift for wife Priyanka Chopra? A snow mobile
New Star Wars made $500M in its first week
Angie Harmon got engaged for Christmas
Why you're suddenly getting spammed with privacy emails
This is the world’s coolest Lego set ... literally
What to do with your Christmas tree

TODAY'S VIDEOS

Trump attacks Pelosi, Dems after calling for unity
Democrats, GOP at impasse over rules for Senate trial 
Californians prepare for winter storm
Mailman wrestles would-be thieves trying to take packages 
Couple mistakes robot vacuum for home intruder
Deaf boy experiences music in new way
Police help deliver baby on Christmas
Missouri man has collection of over 300 sleighs
Potential heart problem linked to indulging holiday festivities
Hollywood Minute: ‘Star Wars’ makes $500M in first week
Health Minute: Benefits of intermittent fasting

TODAY'S MEDIA GALLERIES

On this day: Dec. 27
Celebrities who have their own liquor brands
Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas

7:30 a.m., News and Content: Dec. 27, 2019

Check out the NXD News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and quizzes.

The preview URLs provided in this content note do not point to your local site, but to our NXD preview servers. Please do NOT post these links on your site or on social media. Locate the promotable in your system using the title provided and then search out the URL for your site.

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

 

FRIDAY'S PROMOTABLE FEATURES:

BIRTHDAY QUIZ: A French party

ON-AIR TEASE: ONE OF FRANCE'S MOST FAMOUS FACES CELEBRATES TODAY.

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-143147" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzE0MzE0Nw">

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HISTORY QUIZ: Cory's big win

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-143137" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzE0MzEzNw">

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CELEB SLIDESHOW: Celebrities who have their own liquor brands

ON-AIR TEASE: RYAN REYNOLDS RECENTLY JOINED A COLLECTION OF ACTORS, MUSICIANS AND FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE VENTURED INTO THE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY. VISIT ___.COM TO SEE WHO ELSE IS CASHING IN ON SPIRITS.

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DAILY LIST: Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas

ON-AIR TEASE: HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO GIVE SOMEONE "THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS?" VISIT ___.COM TO FIND OUT THE LATEST TOTAL.

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ON THIS DAY: December 27

ON-AIR TEASE: CHARLES DARWIN EMBARKS ON THE HMS BEAGLE, "HOWDY DOODY" MAKES ITS TV DEBUT, APOLLO 8 SPLASHES DOWN AFTER ORBITING THE MOON, AND THE SOVIET UNION OCCUPIES AFGHANISTAN, ALL ON THIS DAY.

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LIVESTREAMS:

LIVE: Elizabeth Warren at SEIU event

3:30 p.m. ET: Elizabeth Warren attends a Service Employees International Union event in San Jose, California.

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES:

China, Russia and Iran to hold joint naval drills in Gulf of Oman
Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast, closing Bosphorus strait
Democratic candidates get personal on the campaign trail
3 high school students die in Christmas Day car crash
Four ways Mars 2020 rover will pave way for manned mission
Death toll rises to 28 in Philippines after Christmas Eve typhoon
Immigration judges quit in response to administration policies
Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race
New heat wave threatens to make Australia's deadly bushfires worse
ESPN reporter diagnosed with pneumonia, HLH. What is HLH?
Idaho police say time running out in case of missing siblings
Coast Guard searches for missing tour helicopter in Hawaii
Grand Theft Auto V becomes latest battleground of Hong Kong protests
Brazilian comedy group attacked for film depicting Jesus as gay
Young girl dies on flight from LAX, flight returns to airport
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes Iran near nuclear power plant
Boys who witness peers abusing girls more likely to bully, fight
ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff's fiancée speaks about his death
Arkansas governor allows refugees to settle in state
The 'most hated' bull market of all time
Holiday travel rush on at world's busiest airport
Airplane crashes in Kazakhstan with 100 people on board

TODAY'S TALKERS:

Here's how to make 12 'micro-resolutions' for 2020
No, Justin Trudeau didn't get Trump edited out of 'Home Alone 2'
Reddit user receives Secret Santa gift from Bill Gates
10-bedroom mansion offered for only $50,000, with one catch
'Peloton husband' gifts real girlfriend a Peloton bike for Christmas
Phil Spector sports new look in recently released mugshot
This is the world's coolest Lego set ... literally

TODAY'S VIDEOS:

Trump attacks Pelosi, Dems after calling for unity
Democrats, GOP at impasse over rules for Senate trial 
Californians prepare for winter storm
Mailman wrestles would-be thieves trying to take packages 
Couple mistakes robot vacuum for home intruder
Deaf boy experiences music in new way
Police help deliver baby on Christmas
Missouri man has collection of over 300 sleighs
Potential heart problem linked to indulging holiday festivities
Hollywood Minute: 'Star Wars' makes $500M in first week
Health Minute: Benefits of intermittent fasting

Friday, September 14, 2018

TOP NEWS STORIES
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina
How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence
How Hurricane Florence impacting sports
Your Hurricane Florence questions answered 
Hurricane Florence: Mapping thousands of animal waste lagoons
1 dead, several injured after gas explosions in Massachusetts
Philippines evacuates thousands ahead of Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Paul Manafort and special counsel close to deal for guilty plea
FDA finds another impurity in recalled heart drug
Milwaukee officer fired for 'racist' social media posts
Secret Service to buy Harley despite Trump's support of boycotts
More immigrant children than ever are in US custody 

SPORTS POSSIBILITIES 
How Hurricane Florence impacting sports
Leafs scrap Lamoriello's facial hair policy
Seahawks sign Mychal Kendricks, who pleaded guilty to insider trading

SLIDESHOW POSSIBILITIES 
Update: 2018 hurricane season 
Hurricane Florence slams Carolina coast
Update: Most costliest hurricanes
Update: Biggest lottery jackpot 

CLICKER POSSIBILITIES 
'Fugitive' goat no longer on the 'lam'
Package full of marijuana delivered to radio station building
$1 graduation gift turns into lifetime lottery prize 
Wisconsin firefighters finish mowing man's lawn after fall
24-foot bong in Las Vegas 
Paddle ball world record attempt planned in Cleveland

Dec. 27, 2019

LIVE: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Climate Change Protest -- OVER

11 a.m. ET: Jane Fonda will be joined by Lily Tomlin and climate activists for a rally and civil disobedience at the US Capitol building.

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LIVE: Elizabeth Warren/SEIU event -- OVER

3:30 p.m. ET: Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren attends a Service Employees International Union event in San Jose, California.

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Winter Olympics 2018 

The Olympics are officially underway in PyeongChang and will run through the closing ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Reminder that all Olympic content will be published not only with the Olympics publishing category, but also with the keyword #olympics2018 attached.

Event schedule (all times CT):

Friday, Feb. 23:

Cross-country skiing, men's 50km mass start classic (11 p.m.-2:05 a.m.)
USA not expected to medal

Snowboard, women/men's parallel giant slalom finals (11:30-11:45 p.m.)
U.S. did not have any entrants in women's event and the only two competitors in men's event did not qualify for the final.


Saturday, Feb. 24:

Curling, men's gold medal (12:35-3:55 a.m.)
USA vs. Sweden

Speed skating, women/men's mass start (5-7:40 a.m.)
Heather Bergsma (USA) won bronze at 2017 worlds and Joey Mantia is current world champion for the men. Mia Manganello and Brian Hansen also competing for U.S.

Curling, women's bronze medal (5:05-8 a.m.)
Great Britain vs. Japan

Men's hockey bronze medal game (6:10-9 a.m.)
Czech Republic vs. Canada

Curling, women's gold medal match (6:05-9:25 p.m.)
Sweden vs. South Korea

Bobsleigh, 4-man heat 3 & 4 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
U.S. teams are in ninth, 20th and 21st position after first two heats, so most likely out of medal contention.

Figure skating gala exhibition (6:30-9 p.m.)

Men's hockey gold medal game (10:10 p.m.-1 a.m.)
OAR vs. Germany

Sunday, Feb. 25:

Cross-country skiing, women's 30km mass start classic (12:15-2:20 a.m.)
USA not expected to medal, more likely Norway sweep

Closing ceremony (5-7 a.m.)

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